Victoria Macdonald is Health and Social Care Editor at Channel 4 News.
Victoria Macdonald is an award-winning journalist, who has been covering health and social care issues for Channel 4 News since 1999.
She reports on changes in the NHS - the reforms and the politics - whether it is in hospitals or in the community or, indeed in Westminster.
She closely follows the care system and how it impacts on the elderly and those with disabilities as well as investigating issues, including mental health, HIV/Aids and TB, and child health.
Victoria is originally from New Zealand and worked for the Sunday Telegraph before joining Channel 4 News.
The Department of Health says it has concluded its urgent review into how deaths from Covid-19 are calculated in England.
The government has said that a further 1,148 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in 24 hours – that’s the highest daily figure since June.
Thousands of NHS test-and-trace staff will lose their jobs by the end of August. The remaining 12,000 staff will work alongside local public health teams to reach people who may be infected.
A new study is investigating the effect of conditions like obesity and diabetes in an effort to find out why some people get so ill from coronavirus – while others barely have symptoms.
We all know the terrible cost to life from the virus, but it has also taken a significant toll on people’s mental health.
The UK has recorded 79 deaths with coronavirus today, taking the total number of deaths to 45,501. One of those lucky to be alive is Marilyn Duncan.
According to Public Health England, the number of UK coronavirus deaths has risen by 11 in the last 24 hours to a total of 45,312, while there have been no new deaths recorded in Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales. The number of confirmed Covid cases in the UK remains low but there continues to be…
Phase one of Oxford University’s coronavirus vaccine trials shows it appears to be safe and generates a strong immune response.
It is clear that the outcome of the pandemic so far has not been good in the UK, the government’s chief scientific adviser has admitted.
With the economy taking a battering, the government is desperate to get us back into shops and spending again.
The government has announced a further expansion of the testing programme in England focusing on people in jobs with high levels of public contact such as taxi drivers, cleaners and shop staff.
More than 200 scientists have claimed that too little attention has been paid to the role that tiny airborne particles play in transmitting Covid-19.
“Cowardly”, “unfair” and “a huge slap in the face” – the response from some in the care sector after the prime minister suggested that “too many” care homes didn’t follow procedures during the height of the pandemic.
We can reveal that safety concerns have been raised over 85 million expired surgical masks and respirators that were distributed to hospitals, care homes and GPs from the stockpile.
The city today has become the first to enter a local lockdown.